2015-2016 44 results

Archives header for material published in 2015-2016 school year.

Al Gore speaks to UMD crowd about climate change, making a difference;  Former VP’s speech celebrates launch of sustainability center at university

By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 As former Vice President Al Gore faced a crowd at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, ending his Tuesday night speech about climate change by asking, “Will we change?” a loud “YES!...

Additional Alternative Break trip planned in response to student demand, Hillel says

By Lauraine Genota, for the Mitzpeh, @laurainegenota   A group of 13 to 16 students will head to South Dakota this spring break to learn more about and connect with the Lakota people on the Hillel Alternative Breaks program. ...

With effort, wider university community could benefit from Cole renovation

By Jacob Schaperow Editor-in-chief @jschap1             The William P. Cole Student Activities Center housed the Army ROTC department and the campus bike shop. Kinesiology classes were held on ...

Stewart satisfies students’ appetites for laughs (Oct. 1999)

By Jessica Zelig and Lauren Berger, Mitzpeh staff writers The Jewish Student Union (JSU) and Student Entertainment Events (SEE) co-sponsored an event which brought comedian and actor Jon Stewart to campus Sunday evening, Oct. 10. JSU/SEE ...

Review: Kol Sasson’s New Album ‘Low Grade Fever’ a Hit

By Dovid Fisher For The Mitzpeh @DovidFisher Kol Sasson’s new album Low Grade Fever is a full of passion and joyous voices. The album features the Jewish a capella group’s latest covers of songs. I got my hands on this 12 song a ...

Review: Rak Shalom Releases New Album ‘Paradigm’ Worth a Listen

By Dovid Fisher For the Mitzpeh @DovidFisher Filled with joyous tunes, clever mashups and song covers, Rak Shalom’s latest album Paradigm, replete with 13 songs, delivers. The album is the fifth produced by Rak Shalom, a Jewish ...

Worcester basement to undergo renovations during break

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 Formerly open to all university students as a 24-hour study space, the Worcester basement will be converted into a “multipurpose lounge space,” according to an Oct. 8 email from the Department ...

PLO opposes Israeli construction near Western Wall

By Dayna Gillespie, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh The Palestine Liberation Organization expressed its opposition to the proposed construction of a Jewish museum and education center at the Western Wall Plaza in the Old City of Jerusalem on ...

Memories of Ezra Schwartz

By Blair Jackson, for the Mitzpeh, @blairacudda In the West Bank three weeks ago, Ezra Schwartz, an American student who was studying and volunteering in Israel, died in a terrorist attack. An armed Palestinian motorist opened fire ...

Simulation teaches students about hunger in America

By Chuck Dobrosielski, for the Mitzpeh, @chuckdobro A local man with a criminal history broke into the corner store Thursday night, stealing several bottles of soda. It’s fine though; it was a pretend corner store with a pretend shopkeeper ...